Chalmers matches career-high in BIG3, but losses on walk-off

August 6, 2019
Mario Chalmers basketball

Mario Chalmers

Anchorage’s Mario Chalmers has built a reputation on making big shots, but in Week 7 of the BIG3 he got a taste of his own medicine.

Chalmers and the 3 Headed Monsters lost 50-48 to the Triplets after former 7-time NBA All-Star Joe Johnson drilled a 4-point walk-off jumper.

The loss overshadowed a 16-point performance from Chalmers, which matched his career high in his rookie season in the BIG3. It’s also the fourth-highest point total for an Alaskan in the celebrated 3×3 league made up former NBA players like Chalmers.

Chalmers, of Bartlett High fame, is a former champion at the high school, NCAA and NBA levels and hit many big shots along the way. Who could forget 2008 and his ‘One Shining Moment?’

The 6-foot-1 guard has averaged 9.2 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.5 assists in six games. He ranks top-20 in the BIG3 with a 2.3 assist to turnover ratio.

Against the Triplets, he provided one-third of his team’s offense. But it wasn’t enough to save the team’s fading playoff chances as the 3 Headed Monsters fell to 2-4 and sit 11th out of 12 teams.

Side note: Joe Johnson is now 4-of-7 on 4-pointers this summer.